We are looking for a seasoned Head of Department for Secondary English to join our team at GEMS Westminster School Ras Al Khaimah from September 2021. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced leader or an experienced English teacher looking for the next step in their career. You should be somebody who is looking to join a global leading company and a world-class international school. At Westminster we recognise that each child is an individual; that all children are creative; that all children need to succeed. Our school promotes a safe, orderly, caring, and supportive environment that follows a strong moral code. And we will continually strive to have our parents, teachers, and community members actively involved in our students' learning. Please use this link to see what our school is like and how we embody the belief in 'One Tribe, One Family'.
Silhouetted by mountains and with access to 64 kilometers of white sandy beaches off the coast of the Arabian Gulf, Westminster offers teachers a unique place to live and work. Ras Al Khaimah, which means "top of the tent", is located near the northern most point of the UAE, a mere 45 minutes from downtown Dubai and 20 minutes drive from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. Living here makes accessing a variety of landscapes including the mountains, plains, beaches and mangroves an entirely unique experience from its neighboring Emirates. With an expatriate population of approximately 70% a strong community spirit awaits those who wish to join GEMS Westminster School Ras Al Khamiah.
You will be responsible for running a successful department and should have previous experience implementing outstanding teaching and learning practice both within the classroom and across a wider department setting.
The successful candidate will have the following:
- A B.Ed or degree and PGCE / PGDE or equivalent with exceptional subject knowledge
- Significant experience teaching GCSE and A-Level or equivalent at a National Curriculum for England curriculum school
- A proven track record of outstanding teaching and learning
- Willingness to commit to Extra Curricular activities
- A creative and enthusiastic approach both in and out of the classroom
- Excellent IT and interpersonal communication skills to work closely with students and parents
Candidates who meet the requirements stated above are encouraged to apply. If you are excited by this opportunity and are keen to apply please ensure to mention in your cover letter if you will be traveling with a teaching partner and what subject/year groups they are qualified to teach.